The Cinema

The Cinema

Gainesville’s top-rated independent cinema offers 75 fixed theatre seats. The Cinema is ideal for private films, screenings, performances, presentations, private social events, lectures and of course, wedding ceremonies. Adjacent reception space with full service bar available for private gatherings before or after your event.

To reserve the Hipp Cinema, call Allen Lennox at 352.373.5968 ext. 217 or email him at


Tables, chairs & black linens
Experienced house manager & bartender
Full AV capability
Personal projectionist
Projector and projector screen
Customized lighting packages
Reception space adjacent to Cinema room
Full service bar and private bar available
No vendor restrictions


We were married in the cinema. It was AMAZING!

I just hosted an event at the Hippodrome and it was great! We rented out the cinema room for a company event. The staff were amazing and catered to every need I had. Everything went so smooth and love the whole experience. Thanks guys!

I would highly recommend for any event. It was also great to show some support to a local business from my college town.

We rented out a portion of the Art Gallery and Cinema for a surprise 40th birthday party for my big sister and it went so well! I was coordinating it from San Francisco and the staff was very responsive which made that portion of the surprise a breeze. They provided a bar and bartender which got the party started, a house manager that made sure the party was running smoothly and if you are using the cinema, they have a projectionist that will help with any technical issues you have. And I actually had one while I enjoyed the party and didn’t stress out. All in all, it was an absolutely wonderful experience and I know my sister will never forget it!